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Jonkershoek Nature Reserve

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Jonkershoek Road, Stellenbosch, South Africa
+27 21 866 1560
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Reviewed yesterday

I had booked all my activities from Viator, but I did leave one day open for any possibility. I met Ken Treloar, a photographer on a previous hike in Cape Town. Our energies got along, and he suggested this activity for me. I like to...More

Thank Veronica H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Easy and most scenic hike to the first waterfall however it must be noted that a low suspension car is not recommended as the road is extremely rocky. It was also disappointing that a few visitors to the reserve were playing loud music and continuously...More

Thank clairecwalsh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Nature Reserve is not just for seeing, it is for doing. Mountain biking, trail running and hiking between beautiful proteas, fynbos and spectacular mountains. You just can't help it being totally Active in this beautiful Nature Reserve. Highly recommended for anyone who loves nature...More

Thank sb_albertyn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Would suggest going on a week day to avoid crowds and as early as possible. Was spectacular to see the sun come over the mountains. I have been on a couple of occassion and enjoyed a variety of trails, some less strenous than others. Packing...More

Thank Trent W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The first few km's that you have to drive was a bit difficult with a low range car. Would advise a high range car for a smoother ride in the nature reserve. The waterfall was nice.

Thank Christiaanv229
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Assegaaibosch nature reserve on 9 Aug 2018 and saw the construction site on entering the nature reserve opposite the parking area. We then proceeded to the picnic area. While at the picnic area, we were very disappointed to witness one of the...More

Thank JC V
Reviewed 2 August 2018

We drove through the Nature Reserve, but were not overly impressed. There was one nice spot on a bridge overlooking a small creek, but there were several other parties already picnicking there, so it wasn't very restful.

Thank Kristi N
Reviewed 26 July 2018

This nature reserve boasts many trails for runners and cyclists and hikes. The ring road is passable for all vehicles but needs care in some places. There are 2 easy walks to waterfalls that run throughout the year. The natural flora on show is incredible...More

Thank Greg H
Reviewed 2 July 2018

Pack a picnic and go for a walk. We walked to the first waterfall and has a brilliant time sitting and playing in the water. It is an easy walk so fine to take kids with.

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Reviewed 25 May 2018

If you're in Stellenbosch and looking for a hike, this is definitely the place to do it. The ~5km road in is pretty brutal - unpaved, rutted, with lots of loose rock. I had to move at a crawl to prevent our rental car from...More

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5 July 2018|
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Response from Henry R | Reviewed this property |
No facilities: it was very, very dry!
27 December 2017|
Response from Peter_guest | Reviewed this property |
I've been there a number of times but never encountered this - might be an issue around holidays I suppose. But people arrive and leave all the time anyway.